Saturday, November 13, 2010
Originally Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 @ http://paeditorsblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/capitalism-sucks-unless-you-are-very.html
This article originally appeared at peoplesworld.org, October 27, 2010.
Capitalism sucks, unless you are one of the 74 wealthiest Americans who made profits five times bigger than the previous year, while most working-class people were catching hell in the Great Recession.
If you are one of the gilded Americans whose earnings were more than $50 million a piece last year, you actually saw your average income "skyrocket from $91.8 million in 2008 to a mind-boggling $518.8 million in 2009."
These guys - the group of 74 - made more than the combined total of the 19 million lowest paid workers in the country.
These findings and more are based on statistics recently released by the Social Security Administration and analysed almost exclusively by David Kay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize winning former New York Times reporter.
At the height of the election campaign, it's a surprise, even startling, that the media has said scarcely a word about this.
Johnston comments, "Not a single news organization reported this data when it was released October 15, searches of Google and the Nexis databases show" - a curious silence indeed given the debate in Congress on extension of the Bush tax cuts.
The superprofits raked in by the 74 added up to a combined $38.4 billion in 2009, up from $11.9 billion earned by 131 individuals with wages above $50 million in 2008, according to Social Security Administration data, writes Bloomberg news.
Keep in mind, the data, based on Medicare payments only, pertains only to wages and salaries and not investment income.
While the rich are growing fabulously richer - a fivefold increase in fact - wages for most of us fell, Johnston points out. Equally significant, he says, "Every 34th wage earner in America in 2008 went all of 2009 without earning a single dollar."
This massive transfer of wealth, he contends, began in 1981 when there was "an abrupt change in tax and economic policy. Since then the base has fared poorly while huge economic gains piled up at the very top, along with much lower tax burdens."
Thus it was Reaganism and GOP policy that set these forces in motion, a process that has had a devastating impact on the working class both economically and ideologically. "This systematic destruction of the working class and middle class has come during an era notable for celebrating the super-rich just for being super-rich," Johnston writes. "From the Forbes 400 launch in 1982 and Robin Leach's "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" in 1984 to the faux reality of the multiplying "Real Housewives" shows, money voyeurism has grown in tandem with stagnant to falling incomes for the vast majority. There has also been huge income growth at the top and the economic children of income inequality: budget deficits and malign neglect of our commonwealth."
It was hoped that the Obama election two years ago signaled the end of that era of unprecedented capital accumulation that resulted in the Great Recession. That is precisely what's at stake next Tuesday.
Originally Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 @ http://paeditorsblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/capitalism-sucks-unless-you-are-very.html
Sunday, October 24, 2010
"Seems like there’s always some famine that happens in communist countries that wipes out hundreds of thousands if not millions. Look at China’s great famines. Cambodians had to resort to eating spiders they dug up just to survive. I think these were man-made events. Capitalism has it’s flaws, but Communism is just fucked up to the core. There hasn’t been one example of a communist success."
"At least not one that didn’t have to throttle back and incorporate capitalism into their economy, like China. And then that’s not even getting into all the other shit communist governments do like the censorship of the internet, lack of freedom to protest, etc."
"I’ll take capitalism any day, warts and all. I just think we need some elements of socialist safeguards and need progressive taxation to try and stop the rich from getting too rich."
I’m no Orthodox Commie by any means, despite what everyone believes. I’m just a socialist. That said, I tend to support most forms of socialism that actually work well (I don’t support fake socialism that doesn’t work, and I don’t support all Communist states). As Communism is a form of socialism, I tend to look favorably on it, but then I also look favorably on European social democracy, since I consider that also a form of socialism.
I support state funding of education, medicine, food, shelter, corrections, telecommunications, military, infrastructure building, public health, libraries, parks and wildlife reserves, R & D, social safety nets, housing, utilities, and maybe even a few industries here or there. I’m basically a Big Government with a capital B type of guy.
That said, I would like to defend the Communist record against one of the worst slanders, that “Communism equals starvation.” Not true, it’s actually capitalism equals starvation.
There were continuous famines in China under capitalism. In 1949, life expectancy was only 32 years in capitalist China. The rural people lived on the edge of starvation and death all the time. Read The Good Earth by Pearl Buck to see what it was like. From 1949-1980, Mao increased life expectancy from 32 to 65. That’s the greatest increase in life expectancy that the world has ever seen.
Furthermore, the Communists built that country up from nothing. Same thing with Russia. Russia was a zero pre-Communism. Communists built that country into a 1st World country. Even now it’s a good place. The press here bitches about Soviet style housing, but it looks decent enough to me. Anyway, compare the East Bloc, the former USSR and China to Latin America, Africa, India, the Philippines or the rest of the capitalist shitholes.
None of those places have the type of horrific slums, cardboard shack shantytowns, or outrageous poverty that you see every day in those capitalist paradises. Imagine if Latin America, the Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, Afghanistan and the rest of the shitholes had followed a Communist model of development. Sure, they would have run into problems and at some point, they may have moved in the direction of Eastern Europe, the former USSR and China. But let us look at housing alone. All of these places would have adequate housing. Now you can complain about Soviet bloc housing, but I’d rather see that in Brazil, Delhi, Manila and Lima than those horrifying slums and favelas. Medical care would be decent in all of those places – they would have good health figures, especially maternal mortality, infant mortality, and life expectancy. They would have enough to eat – malnutrition rates would be low.
The fact that capitalism everywhere seems to produce these horrific, nightmarish slums with no end or cure for them in sight is reason enough for me to feel that it’s a totally failed system.
There have been a few famines in the Communist countries, true, but you must realize that there’s a continuous famine in the capitalist world, mostly in the 3rd world. As I noted, capitalism starves 14 million a year, year in and year out. A couple years of that, and they’ve beaten everyone starved under Communism put together.
There was a famine in the USSR, true, at the beginning of collectivization. There was another in China around the same time. It seems like if they collectivize ag too quickly, ag collapses for a few years before the new system gets going. If they want to collectivize ag, they ought do so slowly.
It’s a big lie that Communism starves people. It’s capitalism that does that. In general, the Communist states like the USSR, the East Bloc, China, etc. have done a fantastic job of feeding the people, especially compared to the disastrous dietary conditions pre-Communism.
True, the diet is not top-notch, but it fills your stomach. There was a famine in the USSR in 1932, but there’s never been another. There was one in 1962 in China, but there’s never been another. Regular deadly famines spread through both places pre-Communism.
In 1980, Cubans had the highest dietary intake in Latin America. Right now, Cuba has the lowest rate of malnutrition in Latin America. It’s really hard to make this “Communism starves the people” argument. It’s generally not true. Communism is generally pretty good about putting adequate food in people’s stomachs.
And capitalism is not! One thing capitalism cannot ever seem to do is to feed its populations adequately. When I die in 30 years, capitalism still will be failing to feed its own populations. If there’s any indictment of capitalism, that’s it. WTF man? You call that a successful system? You can’t even feed your own people, give me a break.
I’m no fan of the Khmer Rogue, but realize that there was already mass starvation going on when they took over. Agriculture had collapsed in the countryside long since. I don’t agree with emptying the cities to the rural areas like they did, but the reason they did that was to try to get the ag system going again. Presently, capitalist Cambodia has a sky high malnutrition rate.
What happened with Communist economics is more a problem with chronic shortages of food and other basics and luxuries, long lines, housing shortages, etc. Also collectivized ag had poor productivity. The centrally planned economy doesn’t work very well because you have to figure out how much everyone is going to consume every year at the start of the year and plan for that. It’s almost impossible to do that, and that leads to economic deformations. Also, labor productivity was often poor.
The best system in a lot of cases seems to be some sort of mixed economy.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
At about minute one or two of a DMT trip, according to McKenna, one may burst through a chrysanthemum-like mandala, and find:
"There's a whole bunch of entities waiting on the other side, saying "How wonderful that you're here! You come so rarely! We're so delighted to see you!"
"They're like jeweled self-dribbling basketballs and there are many of them and they come pounding toward you and they will stop in front of you and vibrate, but then they do a very disconcerting thing, which is they jump into your body and then they jump back out again and the whole thing is going on in a high-speed mode where you're being presented with thousands of details per second and you can't get a hold on [them ...] and these things are saying "Don't give in to astonishment", which is exactly what you want to do. You want to go nuts with how crazy this is, and they say "Don't do that. Pay attention to what we're doing".
"What they're doing is making objects with their voices, singing structures into existence. They offer things to you, saying "Look at this! Look at this!" and as your attention goes towards these objects you realise that what you're being shown is impossible. It's not simply intricate, beautiful and hard to manufacture, it's impossible to make these things. The nearest analogy would be the Fabergé eggs, but these things are like the toys that are scattered around the nursery inside a U.F.O., celestial toys, and the toys themselves appear to be somehow alive and can sing other objects into existence, so what's happening is this proliferation of elf gifts, which are moving around singing, and they are saying "Do what we are doing" and they are very insistent, and they say "Do it! Do it! Do it!" and you feel like a bubble inside your body beginning to move up toward your mouth, and when it comes out it isn't sound, it's vision. You discover that you can pump "stuff" out of your mouth by singing, and they're urging you to do this. They say "That's it! That's it! Keep doing it!".
"We're now at minute 4.5 [of the trip] and you speak in a kind of glossolalia. There is a spontaneous outpouring of syntax unaccompanied by what is normally called "meaning". After a minute or so of this the whole thing begins to collapse in on itself and they begin to physically move away from you. Usually their final shot is that they wave goodbye and say "Deja vu! Deja vu!".
So they dribbled their way all the way from England to Detroit, Detroit to SF... It will be interesting to see what they look like after they cross the Pacific, come through China, India, etc... They were already heading that direction on 'Mondo Anthem'.
That's Chrome the BAND not Chrome the bowser...
Monday, September 6, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
By: Lawrence Lessig - Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics
[Originally Posted: September 3, 2010 09:54 AM @ Huffington Post]
It seems that just about every hundred years (or so, I'm a lawyer; cut me some slack; numbers aren't my thing), the body politic we call America swells with fever as it fights off a democracy-destroying disease. That disease is "Special Interest Government," a government captured by the economically powerful in society, as they find a way to convert economic into political power; the fever comes from the reform movement, keen to kill that disease and restore an ideal of government of, by, and for "the People."
The rise of Andrew Jackson was the first of these cycles. His fight with the Second Bank of the United States and with the "monied interests" as he called them was the romantic political struggle for most Americans for much of the 19th Century -- far more important than anything Washington or Hamilton had done.
The rise of the Progressive Movement in the late 19th, and early 20th Century was the second of these cycles. Reformer after reformer focused the American democracy on the deep corruption that had captured government. The first round of "robber barons" had completed their theft. Smart and courageous souls fought on every front to end the threat of more robber barons, and reclaim the democracy that Jackson had promised.
We have now entered the third of these cycles. The anger that has broken out across America is rightly targeted at the captured and incompetent institution that our government has become. That capture, most Americans believe, is a kind of corruption. But not the corruption of bribery, or brown paper bags of cash hidden and traded among congressmen.
Instead the corruption of today is in plain sight. The mechanism of its reach is displayed to everyone. It is the simple and pervasive economy of influence that buys access and more through campaign cash. And then without explicit recognition, the actions of our government are guided by the understanding of how those acts will affect the opportunity to raise money.
I'm sure no one in the White House had a second thought about how bizarre it was that the first deals the administration struck to get health care reform was with the insurance lobby and the pharmaceutical companies. Yet how many of the 69,456,987 votes that Obama received came from them? And so why is it so obvious that they get the first seats in the negotiation of what could be Obama's most important (and only?) significant legislative victory?
As with each of these cycles of reform, when the fever gets hot there arises a political movement to fight the infection. Sometimes that movement has a leader. Some of us thought Obama was our Jackson, a thought that feels embarrassingly naive today.
Sometimes, however, it has no single leader. The resistance instead grows in a wide range of affected contexts, and an almost magical coordination among these disparate interests has an effect.
That was the story of the 20th Century's Progressive Movement. It had no single leader. It had no single plan. Woodrow Wilson and Teddy Roosevelt were both leading progressives. But the two were as different as Jefferson and Hamilton. They shared a common ideal -- to defeat the power of "the Trusts" to control government -- but they had very different ideas about how that should be done.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Hollywood / America Inc™ (aka: the Corporatocracy) doesn't want you to know who Jack Black was so they invented Jack Black™, a ham-handed, meat-head attempt to distract us from the matter at hand with tropist totalitarian tripe. Just Bread and Circuses bitches, Bread and Circuses.
This guy however, is the real deal. His 1926 autobiography "You Can't Win" set the stage for writers like Willim S. Burroughs and in many ways for the social rebellion of the 1960s.
Interesting how this map also seems to roughly correspond to the red / blue political environment. Apparently, folks in 'red-states' don't get any exercise cause they're too busy chugging down big-gulps in their gas-guzzling SUVs. Surprise :|
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Bob Black’s indictment of work (meaning all unfree labor) is a good example of a liberatory essay, because not only does it advocate for real freedom, it also condemns the industrial systems of power which are forcing us to work, and to consume, to kill and invade, to oppress, to pollute, and to hate ourselves for being accomplices in our own slavery.
But Marx already did that with “Alienated Labour” in 1847. What makes Black’s essay 10 times better is that it isn’t a labor to read! Recognizing that social change is playful or it’s doomed to reproduce the slavery it claimed to oppose, Emma Goldman is quoted as saying “It’s not my revolution if I can’t dance to it.” Likewise, add to that “It’s not my ideology if I can’t laugh at it.”
No one should ever work.
Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost any evil you’d care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work. In order to stop suffering, we have to stop working.
That doesn’t mean we have to stop doing things. It does mean creating a new way of life based on play; in other words, a ludic revolution. By “play” I mean also festivity, creativity, conviviality, commensality, and maybe even art. There is more to play than child’s play, as worthy as that is. I call for a collective adventure in generalized joy and freely interdependent exuberance. Play isn’t passive. Doubtless we all need a lot more time for sheer sloth and slack than we ever enjoy now, regardless of income or occupation, but once recovered from employment-induced exhaustion nearly all of us want to act.
The ludic life is totally incompatible with existing reality. So much the worse for “reality,” the gravity hole that sucks the vitality from the little in life that still distinguishes it from mere survival. Curiously — or maybe not — all the old ideologies are conservative because they believe in work. Some of them, like Marxism and most brands of anarchism, believe in work all the more fiercely because they believe in so little else.
Liberals say we should end employment discrimination. I say we should end employment. Conservatives support right-to-work laws. Following Karl Marx’s wayward son-in-law Paul Lafargue I support the right to be lazy. Leftists favor full employment. Like the surrealists — except that I’m not kidding — I favor full unemployment. Trotskyists agitate for permanent revolution. I agitate for permanent revelry. But if all the ideologues (as they do) advocate work — and not only because they plan to make other people do theirs — they are strangely reluctant to say so. They will carry on endlessly about wages, hours, working conditions, exploitation, productivity, profitability. They’ll gladly talk about anything but work itself. These experts who offer to do our thinking for us rarely share their conclusions about work, for all its saliency in the lives of all of us. Among themselves they quibble over the details. Unions and management agree that we ought to sell the time of our lives in exchange for survival, although they haggle over the price. Marxists think we should be bossed by bureaucrats. Libertarians think we should be bossed by businessmen. Feminists don’t care which form bossing takes so long as the bosses are women. Clearly these ideology-mongers have serious differences over how to divvy up the spoils of power. Just as clearly, none of them have any objection to power as such and all of them want to keep us working.
You may be wondering if I’m joking or serious. I’m joking and serious. Read the rest of this entry »
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Awwwww SHIT! It's Pink0™'s First Retraction (World Freedom Atlas).
World Freedom Atlas looked bad ass ... At first. However, upon further inspection, it has come to my attention that this thing is fucking PIGSHIT.
Example: By selecting the 'Political Rights' checkbox, the map informs us that the most political freedom can be found in (in no particular order) US, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, the UK, et al. .
You get the idea... Capitalist™ Countries. :p
Created by the very talented Zach Johnson as a geographic visualization tool for exploring socio-economic and political data, the World Freedom Atlas is more than just an animated map (it's really a full-fledged visualization demo app). Zach was motivated to include numerous powerful yet underused data probing, graphing, and mapping tools. For example, the ability to create highly interactive difference maps (e.g., the difference between 2000 and 2005 data) that allows the user to brush these difference maps through time is very useful, as is the ability to create linked bivariate, multi-temporal choropleth maps. Freedom Atlas is also noteworthy for its ability to handle both quantitative and qualitative datasets with equal aplomb: qualitative data are often the really interesting datasets, but few mapping systems can handle these data.
Monday, August 16, 2010
"The problem is, if god is dead, then you lose the most important word in your language and you will need a substitute. God was one end, one extreme, and when one extreme disappears from your mental vision the necessary and inevitable is that you will fall to the other extreme, and that is what has happened... Instead of god, fuck has become the most important word in our language."
—Osho, Strange Consequences
From: Huffington Post
Congressional deadlock, created by lock-step partisanship and an unprecedentedly rigid opposition party, has been extensively analyzed, with no apparent resolution. In the midst of wide-spread citizen economic misery, many Americans have simply concluded that this is the way things are...and apparently always will be. In Kurt Vonnegut's memorable phrase: "So it goes."
Esquire magazine convened a commission of two Republicans, Jack Danforth (Missouri) and Bob Packwood (Oregon), and two Democrats, Bill Bradley (New Jersey) and this writer. We were challenged to balance the federal budget by 2020. Our moderator was Lawrence O'Donnell, former Senate staff director and now of Morning Joe. The results of this experiment will be available in the December issue of Esquire, out by mid-November. I urge you to read the results.
We achieved a balanced budget within a decade, but we also creatively addressed stabilization of Social Security, controlled health care costs, dealt with long-delayed military reform, and addressed energy conservation and climate challenges. Cynics will say: "That's easy if you don't have to seek re-election." But why should statesmanship be considered cynically? We were able to achieve our goals because each of us put the interests of our nation ahead of ideology and party. That is the way government used to work. I know from personal experience. And there is nothing, save rabid ideologues and selfish interest groups, to prevent it from working that way now.
It is now commonplace, including on this site, to attack "the government", as if it were some distant entity none of us is responsible for. But a majority of Americans elect their president and their members of Congress. If they don't achieve what we demand of them, perhaps we ought to get our mirrors out and ask ourselves whether we all might share some blame.
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If you haven't seen the documentary "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room", you're missing out on a great piece of journalism and an enlightened treatise on what is being called the largest business scandal in US history. Not only is this movie about how Enron schemed and defrauded investors and employees alike, but it shows how other Wall Street and banking institutions ride the gravy train.
Helping Enron commit the fraud were all of the following: Merril Lynch (three traders convicted of fraud), Chase and JP Morgan. Also, the accounting firm Arthur Andersen -- convicted of obstruction of justice in 2001 but whose conviction was overturned by the Supreme Court in 2005. Still, the once proud firm went from 28,000 employees to a mere handful, lost it's entire client base and never recovered from its involvement with Enron as the chief auditing firm.
If the friends of George W. Bush (such as Ken Lay, who was convicted, but who died a few months before going to prison) didn't have so much political and economic pull, could this debacle have been stopped?
The same question is still being asked with regard to the mortgage firms that allowed bad home loans to go through without checking on borrowers income or (in some cases), going as far as to lie on applications. The motivation of course, (then and now) was the enormous sums of money that these companies made from the transactions.
When will we ever learn in this country?
BTW: As far as Pink0™ is concerned, these fucks (Cheney, et al.) set up Enron for the sole purpose of defrauding people. Didn't the insipid logo and it's obvious psychoanalytic origin give it away for anyone?
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Originally posted on: "Gang Stalking World - United we stand. Divided they fall"
Voice To Skull otherwise known as V2K.
Now let me state this before I go further. I am not an expert on this topic. I have never been a target of this practice. My knowledge is limited, but I do get questions in regards to this from time to time, so I am going to try to tackle this in a small way.
This is not advise, a professional opinion, or legal feedback in anyway shape or form.
I also want to say to true targets of this practice, I think you are very brave discussing this stuff. It can not be easy, and I hope that technology can be found to counter what is happening.
Some targets legitimate targets complain about hearing voices. If you are from outside the community and someone tells you that they are hearing voices you assume that they are crazy right?
Well the more you know the better able you are to make informed choices and opinions.
Now after watching this video, do you think that everyone hearing voices is crazy?
What about after watching this clip from Real Genius? It’s a 1980′s movie staring Val Kilmeer, where they get someone to hear voices via a tooth implant.
They put the person to sleep, do a bit of drilling in his tooth, and he wakes up thinking that he is hearing the voice of God. This was a cheap 80′s trick. Actual technology has come a long way.
The clip will not be posted here, but if you really look for it you can find it. Or just rent the movie.
You can even watch the movie control factor. Where they also use technology to get people to hear voices. In an apartment not too far from where the target lives.
“The American people have been kept in the dark about the true scientific progress in this country. Technologies of mass-control exist that the public would never dream off. I know because, I helped developed them. They call it psychotronic warfare, a research program dealing with mind-control. They can control everything what a person does, voices, that is how they get ya. This is not the elected government, this is the national security empire, the dark vaders of the 21st century.”
This short video clip was taken from the movie “Control Factor" (2003) by Universal Studios
More Mind-Control Sources:
Mind Control The Ultimate Terror:
Mind Control with Silent Sounds & Super Computers:
Digital TV – Mind Control by sound of silence:
Now Control Factor is just a movie, but the concept of the technology is very real.
This silent sound technology was patented years ago. Microwave hearing, which would allow a microwave to send voices directly inside the human head.
"The microwave auditory effect, also known as the microwave hearing effect or the Frey effect, consists of audible clicks induced by pulsed/modulated microwave frequencies. The clicks are generated directly inside the human head without the need of any receiving electronic device. The effect was first reported by persons working in the vicinity of radar transponders during World War II. These induced sounds are not audible to other people nearby. The microwave auditory effect was later discovered to be inducible with shorter-wavelength portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. During the Cold War era, the American neuroscientist Allan H. Frey studied this phenomenon and was the first to publish (Journal of Applied Physiology, Vol. 17, pages 689-692, 1962) information on the nature of the microwave auditory effect; this effect is therefore also known as the Frey effect.
Dr. Don R. Justesen published “Microwaves and Behavior” in The American Psychologist (Volume 30, March 1975, Number 3).
Research by NASA in the 1970s showed that this effect occurs as a result of thermal expansion of parts of the human ear around the cochlea, even at low power density. Later, signal modulation was found to produce sounds or words that appeared to originate intracranially. It was studied for its possible use in communications. Similar research conducted in the USSR studied its use in non-lethal weaponry.
The existence of non-lethal weaponry that exploits the microwave auditory effect appears to have been classified “Secret NOFORN” in the USA from (at the latest) 1998, until the declassification on 6 December 2006 of “Bioeffects of Selected Non-Lethal Weaponry” in response to a FOIA request.
The technology gained further public attention when a company announced in early 2008 that they were close to fielding a device called MEDUSA (Mob Excess Deterrent Using Silent Audio) based on the principle."
So if a target starts to hear voices how do they know if they are crazy or being experimented on with one of the above technologies or even something more advanced?
This is a hard question to answer. The targeting that we experience I fully believe is capable of driving a perfectly sane person, mentally unstable. However I do believe that some targets are being played with, using some of the above technologies.
If I was a target in this situation, I would use a very scientific method to investigate.
Are you hearing the voices at all times, or just in specific locations?
Does it happen under water? Is the effect increased or decreased in anyway?
Have you tried to record the voices? Remember we can not hear dog whistles, but they do work. Many sounds are outside of human hearing, but other technology might be able to pick it up.
I am not sure if a microwave would block the sounds out, but if I was a target in this situation, and thought microwave hearing was being used, I would try to see if the noise could be eliminated by testing out a microwave. Eg. Unplugged a microwave, if you place your head/skull inside for a few seconds, do the voices stop? I know this sounds extreme, but honestly it’s something that I would check, takes about 30 seconds and this may or may not be something that could be attempted.
I mentioned recently that they are working on technology to give the world an invisible cloak, should be ready in the next three years or less. Yes an honest to goodness invisibility cloak. Think Harry Potter.
The materials they are using, are designed to bounce off microwave rays and this might help targets in the future if microwaves are being used. However the materials are expensive, but for targets with money to burn, then this could be something to look into.
Underground bunkers, deprivation chambers? I don’t know if any of these would work. Climbing a high mountain? Just to test out different locations, to see if it is something high tech vs low tech, vs something that is with you 24/7.
Again the above may or may not prove or disprove anything but it’s something that I would look into if in the same situation.
Why I believe some targets who say this is happening to them? Well in part because of the above examples posted, but the targets that I do believe, they were really specific.
Ruth Goodman, said it was men that she had dated, who worked in the intelligence industry. She said it happened to her after she was drugged and put under anesthesia. She thinks some form of micro surgery was done. She says they tried to keep her off the internet and prevent her from writing. She died shortly after, so I can’t confirm this one way or another, but her example fits what others have said.
A man I think his name was Tracy said that he could hear people like they were fighting over a microphone, and he knew at least one. To me based on what he said, it sounded like they were close by where they could see him, and the stuff they said, sounded like hicks who really wanted to mess with someone.
Gloria Naylor from what I recall said that her voices prevented her from writing. Now in her case I don’t know if they were with her all the time, or just when near the computer.
I like what Naylor did in the sense that she tried the traditional method, was given medication, it did not work, so she looked around for other answers.
I think this is logical, but as a target, I know that I would do a lot of research, experimentation and troubleshooting first.
So I spent a large part of the last few days brainstorming trying to figure out what things targets have done, and what they could do.
Remember these people who are doing this to you are not God, they would like to be, but they are not.
"They are trying to develop a beam of light, it would be projected onto your forehead, go a couple of milimeters into your frontal cortex, and then receptors would get the reflection of that light, and you would not know."
They even have laser microphones.
"The main type of laser microphone is a surveillance device that uses a laser beam to detect sound vibrations in a distant object. The object is typically inside a room where a conversation is taking place, and can be anything that can vibrate (for example, a picture on a wall) in response to the pressure waves created by noises present in the room. The object preferably has a smooth surface. The laser beam is directed into the room through a window, reflects off the object and returns to a receiver that converts the beam to an audio signal. The beam may also be bounced off the window itself. The minute differences in the distance traveled by the light as it reflects from the vibrating object are detected interferometrically. The interferometer converts the variations to intensity variations, and electronics are used to convert these variations to signals that can be converted back to sound."
The world is changing at a rapid pace. If a target today goes to the doctor to complain of hearing voices, they are still automatically in most cases diagnosed as mentally unstable, but the reality is, if a psychiatrist or other health care professional is not upto date on the latest technology, or even aware of secret technologies, they run the risk of making a faulty dignosis, where someone might actually be telling the truth. The science fiction of yesterday, is science fact today.
Ruth Goodman: http://www.raven1.net/goodman.htm
Proven Harassment Technologies: http://www.raven1.net
• Life, healing, clear-sightedness
• Fear / evasion
• The Moon
"The rabbit represents humility, because he is quiet and soft and not self-asserting."
Chinese tradition says that people born under the sign of the Rabbit possess intelligence, wisdom, and understanding. After turbulent Tiger years, Rabbit years are times of diplomacy and gentle persuasion. Emphasis is placed on human rights and helping the underprivileged. Activities dealing with healing and medicine will flourish. An excellent judge of character, they are difficult to deceive.
Occupying the 4th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Rabbit symbolizes such character traits as creativity, compassion, and sensitivity. Rabbits are friendly, outgoing and prefer the company of others. They also prefer to avoid conflict. In confrontational situations, Rabbits approach calmly and with consideration for the other party. Rabbits believe strongly in friends and family and lacking such bonds can lead to emotional issues.
Their serene nature keeps Rabbits from becoming visibly upset. Because they’re serene animals, Rabbits are easily taken advantage of. Their sensitive nature makes them shy away from aggressive or competitive situations. They’re overall conservative and not interested in taking risks.
Classy, sophisticated, expressive, well-mannered and stylish, those born under the Sign of the Rabbit enjoy leaning about cultural issues and learning about people from other countries. Rabbits are most comfortable being home, and their homes are always neat and organized. Home is also where Rabbits prefer to entertain. Rabbits are conservative in their decorating tastes.
Rabbits should work at building more self-confidence and self-worth so they can feel more secure. The desire for remaining in safe, comfortable environments keeps Rabbits from taking risks which sometimes causes them to miss out on good opportunities.
Even though Rabbits don’t usually get visibly upset or stressed, they do tend to keep these feelings inside. When they don’t express these feelings, such feeling can cause Rabbits to become ill. Rabbits could benefit from more everyday activity which would reduce their stress levels and better their health.
Rabbits are very sexual, but tend to give more of themselves than they should. This can lead to unrealistic expectations and unhealthy situations. Rabbits need partners who won’t take advantage of their giving nature. Such pairings will be strong.
Rabbits are articulate and good communicators which is why friends and acquaintances seek out their advice. It’s also why Rabbits make excellent diplomats and politicians. Other good careers for Rabbits include: writer, publisher, actor, fashion designer, therapist, doctor, administrator, public relations, and teacher.
Rabbits and the 5 Chinese Elements
Metal Rabbits – Years 1951 and 2011
Metal gives Rabbits more strength, resilience and determination. Metal Rabbits are more intense in their actions, whether they’re work-related or romantic.
Water Rabbits – Years 1903 and 1963
Like the currents, Water Rabbits prefer to go with the flow, avoiding conflict at all costs, even in situations that are bothersome. It’s easy to take advantage of Water Rabbits. They’re very supportive of others.
Wood Rabbits – Years 1915 and 1975
Wood Rabbits occupy their time doing for others; always feeling the need to make others content. This generosity is easy for others to take advantage of and sometimes Water Rabbits don’t even realize is happening.
Fire Rabbits – Years 1927 and 1987
Fire adds spark to the Rabbit’s personality and all that Fire Rabbits do. Fire compels Rabbits to seek new adventures. Prone to tantrums, Fire Rabbits prefer to avoid conflict.
Earth Rabbits – Years 1939 and 1999
Earth Rabbits are grounded in reality. Their advice can be harsh, but honest. Home life is important to Earth Rabbits as are money and material goods.
The Rabbit is most compatible with the Pig and Dog and incompatible with the Rooster and Rat.
Paganism and Pre-Christian Mythology
Far older than Christianity, the symbolism of the hare is thus a celebration of life's continuation with rebirth, as in each spring, and the rabbit expresses hope that life will be renewed, and better than before.The nocturnal rabbit, signifying the moon who dies every morning and is resurrected every evening, also represents the rebirth of nature in spring. Both the moon and the rabbit were believed to die in order to be reborn. Therefore the hare is a symbol of immortality. In Egypt, Osiris, god of the dead, was sacrificed to the Nile each year in the form of a hare to guarantee the annual flooding Egyptian agriculture depended upon. Although the hare is not directly considered a symbol for Christ, an analogy can be made to Christ who was sacrificed in the form of a man for the feeding of God's people.
Fertility, Love and Venus
The rabbit's alertness and speed made it a Christian symbol of vigilance and the need to flee from sin and temptation. Like the lion, the hare was believed to be so vigilant that it slept with its eyes open. Its flesh was contaminated with wakefulness and could cause insomnia in the person eating it. Its speed was a reminder of the swift passage of life.
Rabbits as a Symbol of Christ
The rabbit's burrow is a symbol of Christ's tomb, while the rabbit's trembling makes it a symbol of cowardice and timidity. However, Judeo-Christian writings recommend a holy trembling before the Lord. [1 Chr 16:30; Ps 96:9, 99:1, 114:7; Is 19:1, 66:2; Jer 5:22, 33:9] Philippians warns the aspiring Christian to "work out your own salvation with fear and trembling" [Philippians: 2:12].
In Medieval times, cowardice was personified with drawings of an armed man running from a hare. This was of course, revisited in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (released in: 1975 - The Year of the Rabbit). On the other hand, in Africa and the Americas, the hare was believed to be a trickster using its superior intellect as its defense. Some tribes considered him a hero and even the earth's creator. Aztecs believed that 400 rabbits guarded their fields.
If we consider the phases of the moon in its waxing (masculine) and waning (feminine), and accept the notion that the moon at full intensity is the "Destroyer of Darkness" or, as Hillard says, "a sign of new life and the messenger of immortality", we can appreciate the honored position to which the rabbit has ascended. A number of explanations account for this hare/moon symbiosis. One is that the hare is nocturnal and feeds by night; another is that the hare's gestation period is one month long (28 days, or 1/3 of 9 months). Also, it was believed that—like the moon—a rabbit could actually change it's own sex.
• Michelangelo (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564)
• Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821)
• Marie Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934)
• Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955)
• Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892)
White Rabbit may refer to:
- Several breeds of domestic rabbit which are partially or completely white.
- The codename of F. F. E. Yeo-Thomas, one of the main undercover British agents in Occupied France during World War II
- The white rabbit personification of the Playboy conglomerate
- White Rabbit Creamy Candy, a Chinese confection
- White Rabbits (sculptors), the name given to a group of women sculptors who worked with Lorado Taft at the World Columbian Exposition
- A synchronized set of strobing lights on the approach end of an airport runway Approach Lighting System
"Rabbit rabbit, White rabbit" a common superstitious phrase said on the first of the month
- The White Rabbit, a character in Lewis Carroll's book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- The White Rabbit (book), by Bruce Marshall, about F. F. E. Yeo-Thomas
- "White Rabbits", a short story by Leonora Carrington written in 1941-1942
- "White Rabbit" (song), by the American psychedelic rock group Jefferson Airplane
- "White Rabbit", a 1988 song by Morton Sherman Bellucci
- "The White Rabbit", a 1964 song by New Zealand guitarist Peter Posa
- White Rabbits (band), an indie rock band from New York City
- White Rabbit (comics), a Spider-Man villain
- "White Rabbit", one of the List of Law & Order episodes (season 5)
- "White Rabbit" (Lost), the title of an episode of the television show Lost
The White Rabbit (TV series), from 1967, based on the life of F. F. E. Yeo-Thomas
- White Rabbit No. 6, a codename for a design of tank that dug itself into the ground.
Alice in Wonderland
The White Rabbit is a fictional character in Lewis Carroll's book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. He appears at the very beginning of the book, in chapter one, wearing a waistcoat, and muttering "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!" Alice follows him down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. Alice encounters him again when he mistakes her for his housemaid Mary Ann and she becomes trapped in his house after growing too large. The Rabbit shows up again in the last few chapters, as a herald-like servant of the King and Queen of Hearts.
In his article "Alice on the Stage," Carroll wrote "And the White Rabbit, what of him? Was he framed on the "Alice" lines, or meant as a contrast? As a contrast, distinctly. For her 'youth,' 'audacity,' 'vigour,' and 'swift directness of purpose,' read 'elderly,' 'timid,' 'feeble,' and 'nervously shilly-shallying,' and you will get something of what I meant him to be. I think the White Rabbit should wear spectacles. I'm sure his voice should quaver, and his knees quiver, and his whole air suggest a total inability to say 'Boo' to a goose!"
Overall, the White Rabbit seems to shift back and forth between pompous behavior toward his underlings, such as his servants, and groveling, obsequious behavior toward his superiors, such as the Duchess and King and Queen of Hearts, in direct contrast to Alice, who is reasonably polite to everyone she meets.
In the Disney version of the book, the Rabbit seems to have the most logic out of all the Wonderland characters. Thus, he is often the straight man for their zany antics; when he asks the Dodo for help on getting the "monster" (Alice) out of his house, Dodo's ultimate solution is to burn the house down, to which the White Rabbit is greatly opposed. At the Mad Tea Party, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare try to "fix" his watch, proclaiming it "exactly two days slow". Through various food they put in the watch (butter, tea, jam, and lemon), the two cause it to go mad, and the Hare smashes it with his mallet. The Rabbit was perhaps most famous for the little ditty he sang at the beginning - "I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date! I'm late! I'm late! I'm late!" The Rabbit was voiced by Bill Thompson.
Some believe the rabbit was late for the announcement of the Queen to the royal garden. The panic the Rabbit showed was his fear of losing his head. Upon her arrival (where Alice has been helping to paint the roses red) the cards finish their song and the rabbit blows his trumpet (which he had been carrying for most of his lines) royally introducing the King and Queen.
The Disney Rabbit made a few appearances on the Disney Channel original show, House of Mouse. His most noticeable appearance was when he confessed to Clarabelle Cow that "I'm not really late, and I don't really have a date. I'm a fraud!" He was voiced by Corey Burton, who would voice the Rabbit in all future speaking roles.
The White Rabbit also appears at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts as a meetable character.
The White Rabbit, who is in this adaption given the name Nivens McTwisp, works for the Red Queen, but is also a secret member of the Underland Underground Resistance, and was sent by the Hatter to search for Alice. Sheen stated, "The White Rabbit is such an iconic character that I didn't feel like I should break the mould too much."
The White Rabbit, is a book by Bruce Marshall, about F. F. E. Yeo-Thomas
Alice in Wonderland / Donnie Darko
There are many similarities between the narratives of Donnie Darko and Alice in Wonderland pertaining to rabbits. Donnie falls asleep and hears (then sees) Frank, a 6-foot tall rabbit-costume wearing being. Alice's summer slumber brings a vision of a talking rabbit wearing human adornments. Frank tells Donnie to follow him, & leads Donnie to a golf course. Alice chases her rabbit, following him right down the rabbit hole. Character introduction and water/metal symbolism aside, the golf course/rabbit hole relation seems obvious. Like Alice's rabbit, Frank acts as Donnie's guide in the mad world of the "underground". (This aspect is suggested by Donnie's poem, as well as by Roberta Sparrow's 'Cellar Door').
Alice's rabbit is a servant of The Queen / Frank is a being manipulated by the master force. Alice and Donnie are similar in their confusion and curiosity, both are desperate to figure out what is happening to themselves. Also... "eat me/drink me" is similar to Donnie's pills, both characters are changing life-forces -- Alice grows tall / shrinks, Donnie grows stronger & superhuman-like when he's sleepwalking. These physical changes give solution to the current dilemma the character is facing, but also cause feelings of isolation and fear. Also... The mirror imagery of Donnie's bathroom communion place with Frank is similar to Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass.
Run Rabbit Run
From: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Run Rabbit Run is a song written by Noel Gay and Ralph Butler. The music was by Noel Gay and the song was originally sung by Flanagan and Allen.
This song was written for Noel Gay's show 'The Little Dog Laughed' which opened on 11 October 1939, at a time when most of the major London theatres were closed. It was a popular song during World War II, especially after Flanagan and Allen changed the lyrics to poke fun at the Germans (eg. Run Adolf, Run Adolf, Run, Run, Run........)
On the farm, every Friday
On the farm, it's rabbit pie day.
So, every Friday that ever comes along,
I get up early and sing this little song
Run rabbit - run rabbit - Run! Run! Run!
Run rabbit - run rabbit - Run! Run! Run!
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
Goes the farmer's gun.
Run, rabbit, run, rabbit, run.
Run rabbit - run rabbit - Run! Run! Run!
Don't give the farmer his fun! Fun! Fun!
He'll get by
Without his rabbit pie
So run rabbit - run rabbit - Run! Run! Run!
The lyrics were used as a defiant dig at the allegedly ineffectual Luftwaffe. On 13 November 1939, soon after the outbreak of the Second World War and also soon after the song was premiered, Germany launched its first air raid on Britain, on flying boats that were sheltering in Sullom Voe, Shetland. Two rabbits were supposedly killed by a bomb drop, although it is suggested that they were in fact procured from a butchers' shop and used for publicity purposes.
Until recently, the song was a popular nursery rhyme still sung by children in many parts of Britain, although its popularity has declined substantially over the past few decades.
The song later influenced one by the popular band Pink Floyd. The first track on the album The Dark Side of the Moon, "Speak to Me/Breathe", included the lyrics "Run, rabbit. Run". The same lyrics are also included in "Bankrobber" by The Clash.
References in pop culture
Walter H. Thompson's TV biography "I Was Churchill's Bodyguard" rates the song as Winston Churchill's favorite as Prime Minister; also, Jock Colville, Winston Churchill's private secretary during much of the war, mentions the Prime Minister singing part of this song.
In Which We Serve, a movie about the British Royal Navy in World War II, uses the tune on a pianola, which torments a sailor who was cautioned for cowardice in the face of the enemy.
The Hoosiers have a song called "Run Rabbit Run" on their album Trick to Life.
Fleet Foxes have a song called "Innocent Son" on their EP Sun Giant, in which the lyrics, "Run, Rabbit, Run" appear.
Eminem has a song called "Rabbit Run", referring to his nickname "Rabbit" at the start of his rap career.
Glasvegas has a song called "Stabbed" on their self-titled album, Glasvegas. in which the lyrics "Run, Rabbit, Run" appear.
Pink Floyd uses the words "Run, Rabbit, Run" in the song "Speak to Me/Breathe", the opening sequence in their album The Dark Side of the Moon.
The Clash use the words "Run, Rabbit, Run" in the single "Bankrobber".
Coheed & Cambria has in their song "The Willing Well II: Fear Through the Eyes of Madness" the line "Run little rabbit, go hide, in the blades of that grass... Run, rabbit, run!"
Tourism Victoria used the song for a TV advertisement aired across Australia several years ago. The ad features adults playing hide-and-seek in a vineyard and other tourist attractions across Victoria.
Osso String Quartet has an album entitled 'Run Rabbit Run'.
House of 1,000 Corpses, a film by Rob Zombie also features the phrase 'Run Rabbit Run' versed throughout the movie .
This chick says she wants to study Criminal Justice:
So I let her have it:
Criminal Justice is for PIGS!Pig: "This term was widespread during the 19th century, disappeared for a while, but reappeared during the 20th and 21st century. It became especially popular during the 1960s and 1970s in the underground hippie and anti-establishment culture. It has also been used in anti-authoritarian punk and gangsta rap circles. Oz magazine she showed a picture of a pig dressed as a policeman on a front cover."
Lucky for you:
Once you're a cop, you'll have access to the newest and coolest panoptic tools around... Meaning: You'll be able to use facial-recognition software to hunt me down and put a cap in my ass for calling you the 'pig' that you aspire to be. Better yet, you could accuse me of being a terrorist and have me locked up in Guantonamo (or wherever they're putting people who fuck with state/corporate interests these days)
Or if you like, you can simply investigate my anti-establishment blog [aka:Pink0™], where I nail Capitalism™ to a tree for (among other things) killing all of my friends and destroying my life. It tells all about me: my home address, pictures of me with my friends... You name it!
PS: You might wanna take down the pic of you flipping off the camera. If it hadn't been for that, I never would've bothered.
Here's a trailer for the comedy: 'Radio Free Steve', as well as my favorite scene from Richard Linklater's Slacker.
"['Radio Free Steve' is]... The funniest thing to come out of Texas since Slacker"
RADIO FREE STEVE:
Just some old pictures of me that I found. I've come a long way baby!
Now taste the muthafuckin' Lucifarian RAINBOW bitches!
My elementary school math teacher (Mr. Ferris from S.C.P.A. in Cincinnati Ohio)... Often wondered if he was a Nazi scientist à la Project Paperclip.
(OMG I fucking rule! ... "You betta' axe somebody!")
I SAID WAKE THE FUCK UP!
(according to scientists at NASA, the world will as we know it will end soon if we don't immediately change our collective routine... And don't give me that tired trope about how the world as we know it is always ending and we should just enjoy ourselves, blah, blah, friggin' blah.... That's the coward's route)
A portrait of me by Polish poster artist Franciszek Starowieyski.
(The first Polish artist to have a one man show at the Museum of Modern Art - N.Y.`86)
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Steve Miller - Abracadabra:
My dad used to hate Steve Miller's later stuff like 'Abracadabra' (along with Rod Stewart's 'Sexy', The Stone's 'Emotional Rescue' and all the other disco-esque songs that came out in the early eighties by rock bands that he had once liked and respected... Too bad he never put two & two (0) together on the inherent evils of Capitalism™)... He even hated Miller's early-later-stuff like 'Fly Like an Eagle' - "too commercial" he'd always say. Apparently, before becoming a pop superstar, Steve Miller was actually a damned good musician with real songs about real shit. Amazing how far down the shitter pop culture has gone. It never ceases to amaze me. Now they just take the most banal shit they can find, slap autotune on it - maybe a vocorder - and then release. But I always liked 'Abracadabra' and '...Eagle' (even though I always made fun of them). Then again: For me, those songs remind me of being like 7 years old. 'The Joker' still gets under my skin though. I admire Miller's candor and th bravery with which he could simply make up words (like: 'pompitous'). But I digress...
Alan Parsons Project - Sirius & Eye in the Sky:
Alan Parsons was the Producer of Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon', as well as much of The Beatles early stuff. His music on the other hand, was about as fucking weird, creepy, memetically-charged (as in: 'meme') and full of odd innuendos and eery allusions as you can get. Inspired by Phil Spector's 'Wall of Sound' - Sound, it is very strange stuff dealing with everything from conspiracy theories to mass-tendency to misinterpret data (Ammonia Avenue).
Alan Parsons Project - Don't Answer Me:
Something sort of Dada / Roy Orbison-esque about this one: